the state of being tense; tenseness.

1650–60; < Medieval Latin tēnsitās. See tense1, -ity

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tensity (ˈtɛnsɪtɪ)
tension tension a rare word for tension

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Example sentences
The threshold values were taken as the minimum light tensity that would reliably elicit the response.
Zero and low in- tensity lines are where contributions from the four main flux concentrations cancel.
High alloy content and high labor in- tensity in production make tool steels relatively expensive.
Decreases in buffer in- tensity can cause con- trollers to oscillate.
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